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Access the article, Community Partners Enhance Programs (opens as a pdf), written by Lisa Rand, Youth Service Coordinator at the Boyertown Library.  It was first published in VOYA Magazine June 2018. ...

The College & Research Division presents ACRL Roadshow: Assessment in Action. When: August 17, 2018 Where: Arcadia University, Glenside, PA Description: In this day-long workshop on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities...

LIBRARIES’ LITERACY PROGRAMS MAKE POSITIVE IMPACTS ON CITIZENS, COMMUNITIES Some 50 libraries recognized in statewide program for achievements gained between April 1 and June 30, 2018   Mechanicsburg, PA (July 18, 2018) – The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) congratulates...

The Allegheny County Library Association, Libraries Without Borders, South Park Township Library and WQED Multimedia have collaborated to create an interactive library center inside a laundromat.  Read this Post Gazette article. ...

Here are a couple of the upcoming FREE  live WebJunction Webinars for You: These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. Building a Culture of Learning...

PBS offers Point of View (POV) Documentaries for free viewing at public libraries!  Learn how you can parnter with them. PBS Books is also partnering with The Great American Read, an eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign, exploring the “power of...

The Bradford Area Public Library, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, is having an author event, community forum and panel discussion! Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author, will be visiting the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Harriett...

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library will hold the MontCo Comic Fest 2018 on April 7 beginning at 10:00am.  The MontCo Comic Fest is a family event which is organized in partnership with local schools and community college.  Various educational and fun activities are...

Longwood Gardens organizes an annual Community Read program with regional library systems in Pennsylvania and Delaware, cultural institutions, conservation organizations and gardens.  This year the  community reading event is on the topic of women in science and horticulture....

Erie County Launches Idea Lab In October 2017, I was very happy to attend the grand opening of the Erie County Public Library’s Idea Lab at the Blasco Library.  Begun under the leadership of former library director Mary Rennie and completed by her successor, Erin Wincek, the...